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Thomas Bewick Dedicatory
FABLES OF AESOP,
WITH DESIGNS ON WOOD,
“The wisest of the Ancients delivered their Conceptions of the Deity, and their Lessons of Morality, in Fables and Parables.”
PRINTED BY E. WALKER, FOR T. BEWICK AND SON.
SOLD BY THEM, LONGMAN AND CO.
LONDON, AND ALL BOOKSELLERS.
From time to time, in all ages, men inspired, or gifted with a superior degree of intellectual power, have appeared upon the stage of life, in order (by enlightening others) to fulfil the designs of Omnipotence, in uniting the world in a state of civilized society.[Read more…] about Bewick Introduction
Croxall Dedication and Preface
GEORGE, LORD VISCOUNT SUNBURY,
You must not be surprised at my begging your protection for this little book, when I assure you it was principally intended for your perusal. I had often wished to see something of this kind published by an able hand; and, for want of that, have sometimes had an inclination to do it myself; but never came to any resolution on that point, till very lately; when at Horton, I had the pleasure to find your Lordship, though but in your fifth year, capable of reading any thing in the English tongue, without the least hesitation.[Read more…] about Croxall Dedication and Preface
Jefferys Taylor (1792–1853) (often incorrectly cited as Jeffery) is the author of Harry’s Holiday or The Doings of One Who had Nothing to Do, The Little Historians (3 volumes), and Ralph Richards, the Miser in addition to Aesop in Rhyme, with some originals and more. His writings date from the 1820s and were geared toward children.[Read more…] about Jefferys Taylor
Jean de La Fontaine
Jean de La Fontaine (8 July 1621–13 April 1695) was a widely read French poet in the 17th century and is the most famous French fabulist. His Fables provided a model for subsequent fabulists across Europe and numerous alternative versions in France, and in French regional languages.[Read more…] about Jean de La Fontaine